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David Warsofsky on the ice for pregame skate, making his #NHL debut tonight in #Buffalo. #nhlbruins

David Warsofsky on the ice for pregame skate, making his #NHL debut tonight in #Buffalo. #nhlbruins

Empty and quiet First Niagara Center in Buffalo 90 minutes before puck drop… Right after the photo was taken from the press box, I noticed Rich Peverley snuck into the shot standing at the near bench.Every player is different when it comes to gameday routines, but after the team bus arrives to the rink, I often see a good number of the B’s take a moment to relax and focus surrounded by the quiet arena. There’s something serene about the clean sheet of ice and 17,000+ empty seats (though the atmosphere with fans once the game starts obviously trumps anything else). Rich and Gregory Campbell are a couple of the Bruins who do it often, along with the self-proclaimed “rink boy” Dougie Hamilton. These guys just love to play the game, and it’s something as simple as this that shows it…-Caryn Switaj ^CS

Empty and quiet First Niagara Center in Buffalo 90 minutes before puck drop…

Right after the photo was taken from the press box, I noticed Rich Peverley snuck into the shot standing at the near bench.

Every player is different when it comes to gameday routines, but after the team bus arrives to the rink, I often see a good number of the B’s take a moment to relax and focus surrounded by the quiet arena. There’s something serene about the clean sheet of ice and 17,000+ empty seats (though the atmosphere with fans once the game starts obviously trumps anything else). Rich and Gregory Campbell are a couple of the Bruins who do it often, along with the self-proclaimed “rink boy” Dougie Hamilton. These guys just love to play the game, and it’s something as simple as this that shows it…

-Caryn Switaj ^CS

Pregame Skate @ BUF: Continuing Hot Start with 60-Minute Effort vs Sabres

Andrew Ference

Buffalo, NY
- After flying in to Buffalo last night, the Bruins hit the ice for pregame skate at First Niagara Center this morning and it was - well, business as usual.

An interesting couple of days with “Blizzard 2013” or “Nemo” pounding the Bay State and leaving massive snow piles behind (as we encountered in the TD Garden parking lot prior to departing for the plane…and then awaiting us on the airport tarmac).


When the game against the Lightning was postponed, it negated the back-to-back that had been planned in the B’s schedule, making Sunday night the first time the Black & Gold have suited up for a game since last Wednesday’s 2-1 comeback win in Montreal. Buffalo, on the other hand, is playing its third game in four nights and facing a back-to-back, after returning from a 3-2 road win over the New York Islanders last night.

"There are a lot of things that are focal points for tonight," B’s Head Coach Claude Julien told media gathered at First Niagara Center after morning skate. "I think everybody wants to have a good start, whether you’ve played three in four [games], whether your refreshed or tired. We always talk about how important those starts are. I don’t think tonight’s any different."

Read the complete pregame update, with lineup and starting goaltender information, by clicking here or the link above.

-Caryn Switaj ^CS

Canada bound. Looks like we’re not the only #Bruins in #Buffalo. #BearTracks  (Taken with Instagram)

Canada bound. Looks like we’re not the only #Bruins in #Buffalo. #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)